Muslims are pissed of Kanye West for disrespecting Islamic theology
Kanye West is a renowned American rapper, producer and fashion designer who is married to Kim Kardashian. “Adidas Yeezy” is a collaboration between sports and fashion brand Adidas and the rapper that has been successfully running for years around the globe. The sneaker line is significantly known around the world and are always a hit but they’ve managed to piss off many Muslims this time.
Recently, Adidas introduced their new line of shoes with the names, “Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Israfil and Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Asriel.”
YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 ISRAFIL. AVAILABLE AUGUST 22 IN ASIA PACIFIC, EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA AT https://t.co/SNOmpVaWg8, ON THE ADIDAS APP IN SELECT COUNTRIES, AND IN SELECT ADIDAS STORES. pic.twitter.com/TqUvKf2ion
— adidas Originals (@adidasoriginals) August 17, 2020
Muslims are outrageous at Kanye West, the face of the line, for naming the shoes as Israfil and Asriel who are two of the four archangels in Islam
Israfil is the angel usually depicted with a horn that he will blow on the Day of Judgement while Asriel is known ad the “angel of death” and is said to transport the souls of the deceased.
— Mubeen (@mubeen9876) August 25, 2020
— Hiba (@hibasalman91) August 25, 2020
— A.znaaa (@aznamohsin) August 24, 2020
idk why it’s become trendy to mock islam. first companies appropriate our religion and now kanye naming his shoes after two important angels from the religion… OUR RELIGION IS NOT AN AESTHETIC. imagine how tired we are.
— ً (@clownscollide) August 24, 2020
Muslims are feeling disrespected by Kanye West and are viewing this as “making a mockery” of Islam
As part of an obvious marketing ploy, Kanye West decided to "make a mockery" of Islam, by naming a pair of his Yeezy sneakers after two Islamic angels.#KanyeWest #Israfil #adidas#Islamophobiahttps://t.co/mjdKWMGZmc pic.twitter.com/wfmVUubh9i
— Robert Carter (@Bob_cart124) August 25, 2020
why is it appropriate for you to name the new yeezy 'Israfil' to dishonor Muslims but there would be outrage if they were called yeezy 'Jesus' or 'Buddha'. Legitimized Islamophobia. Shame on you! What if muslims sportsmen stopped wearing your brand? You'd listen then!
— Rohema (@Rohema13) August 25, 2020
The fact that Kanye West and Adidas are using the Muslim religion to sell shoes while Kanye West actively works with an anti-muslim bigot like Donald Trump is digusting. Shame on Adidas and shame on Kanye West yet again.
— Beatrix Blotto (@Mortedelsan) August 24, 2020
Muslims are terrorist, but not when y’all need to take important and meaningful parts of Islam to make money. Screw you, Kanye. https://t.co/9miQ9sixhj
— Sameeeeeeeha (@sameeharockss) August 24, 2020
Is Kanye’s disrespectful faux Christian ass being serious? How can you slap a name of an angel in Islam on a shoe? Throw this fake pious idiot and all his ugly merch away. pic.twitter.com/9asXy0RSa1
— 𝔥𝔢𝔠𝔞𝔱𝔢 (@HECVTE) August 25, 2020
Kanye West and Adidas making mockery of Islam….. pic.twitter.com/LDHlJEiQ54
— Abdullah kun (@bin_zeshan) August 23, 2020
People are pointing out how this is disrespectful regardless of the religion and that the names of angels should not be associated with footwear
Brother its not about islam, those are Angelic names, why associate those names with what you wear on your foot? Its not respectful at the least
— Kdizzle 🐯 (@KMurbati12) August 25, 2020
They’re also demanding a boycott of the brand and Kanye himself
It’s worthy of noting that Kanye West has recently been involved in making bizarre statements after he announced that he would be running for the upcoming elections in the USA. West has been subject of mental health concerns after his public meltdowns and even making statements against his wife, Kim Kardashian.
So Kanye West decides to name his Yeezy’s, Israfil and Asreil, which are the names of lofty angels in Islam.
Boycott this bipolar individual and all his brand. pic.twitter.com/1gD9QhXLq5
— Janaid Raja (@janaid_raja) August 25, 2020
Addidas and Kanye openly mocking angels in Islam by using their names on footwear?
time and time again these Kaffirs get away with stuff like this.
I'd urge Muslims to not purchase these and boycott this Yeezy brand + Addidas! https://t.co/FrTLbCK9AU
— KAVA ❼ (@kavalondon) August 25, 2020
— Aisha Quadri (@aisha98846173) August 25, 2020
People are coming together to sign petitions to get Adidas to change the name of the new shoes
A petition has been started calling for adidas to change the name of the sneakers https://t.co/M4wLPTZXe1
— TAXI (@designtaxi) August 24, 2020
— M. Ahsen (@mahsenaydn) August 23, 2020
Muslims around the globe are coming into unity over this massive disrespect over the new shoe collection by Kanye West and Adidas. Some concepts are sacred to various beliefs and the four archangels and their names are sacred to Muslims. The fact their names are being used over pairs of shoes is not sitting right with Muslims. Regardless of whatever the intentions of Kanye and Adidas may be behind the naming, the actions have resulted in Muslims being hurt and offended.
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